ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Conservation 'Wars'

Wildlife conservation is increasingly being portrayed as a "war," where conservation organisations take moral positions against poaching. Military methods are being heavily used to complement the already existing fences. The discourse advocating militarisation largely ignores the complex underlying historical, social, economic and political drivers of poaching. This article argues that militarisation in conservation is problematic not just from a philosophical position but also has significant practical implications on the ground upon which conservation projects operate.
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